Higher-dimensional theories of the kind which may unify gravitation with particle physics can lead to significant modifications of general relativity. In five dimensions, the vacuum becomes non-standard, and the Weak Equivalence Principle becomes a geometrical symmetry which can be broken, perhaps at a level detectable by new tests in space.
International Journal of Modern Physics D
- Pub Date:
- Equivalence Principle;
- extra dimensions;
- space tests;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- Int.J.Mod.Phys. D14 (2005) 2315-2318